Dedicating yourself to this path is something that should not be taken lightly. I recommend that you give yourself at least six months, if not a year, to explore what it means to be Pagan and to find out if Wicca and witchcraft are truly for you.
After that point, you can make a dedication to yourself and to growing spiritually in this path. If you are part of a coven, there will normally be some sort of formal dedication. However, if you are choosing solitary path, you’ll need to create your own dedication. The following words can be used as part of your ritual. It is a spell of sorts, one that binds you to your purpose for discovering more about the world around you, yourself and your own magickal energy.
This dedication is appropriate to complete on a Full Moon night. To prepare your altar, place objects that speak to you and represent the four elements. If you’ve selected a specific God and Goddess to focus your practice on you’ll also want to have representations of them on your altar. Finally, you need a white candle and an astral candle representing yourself.
Begin the ritual like you normally would by grounding and centering, inviting the elements and Deities and lighting your white candle. Lastly, light the astral candle, and repeat the following: I am a Pagan and I dedicate Myself to channeling the Spiritual Energy of my Inner Self to help and to heal myself and others . ” I know that I am a part of the Whole of Nature. May I grow in understanding of the Unity of all Nature. May I always walk in balance.
” May I always be mindful of the diversity of Nature as well as its Unity and may I always be tolerant of those whose race, appearance, sex, sexual preference, culture, and other ways differ from my own.
” May I use the Force (psychic power) wisely and never use it for aggression nor for malevolent purposes. May I never direct it to curtail the free will of another.
” May I always be mindful that I create my own reality and that I have the power within me to create positive energy in my life.
” May I always act in honorable ways: being honest with myself and others, keeping my word whenever I have given it, fulfilling all responsibilities and commitments I have taken on to the best of my ability.
” May I always remember that whatever is sent out always returns magnified to the sender. May the Forces of Karma move swiftly to remind me of these spiritual commitments when I have begin to falter from them, and may I use this Karmic feedback to help myself grow and be more attuned to my Inner Pagan Spirit.
” May I always remain strong and committed to my Spiritual ideals in the face of adversity and negative energy. May the Force of my Inner Spirit ground out all malevolence directed my way and transform it into positivity. May my Inner Light shine so strongly that malevolent forces cannot even approach my sphere of existence.
” May I always grow in Inner Wisdom & Understanding. May I see every problem that I face as an opportunity to develop myself spiritually in solving it.
” May I always act out of Love to all other beings on this Planet — to other humans, to plants, to animals, to minerals, to elementals, to spirits, and to other entities.
” May I always be mindful that the Goddess and God in all their forms dwell within me and that this divinity is reflected through my own Inner Self, my Pagan Spirit.
” May I always channel Brightest Blessing from my being. May my Inner Spirit, rather than my ego self, guide all my thoughts, feelings, and actions.
So Mote It Be
At the end of these words, you can enter a meditative state and invite the Deities to meet you on the astral plane. Often times they will give you special messages and guidance on this night of your dedication. Blessed Be and Welcome to this path!
Love And Light,
Rose Ariadne, Your Warm And Caring “Resident Witch In Charge”